We’ve all been there…
Accused of being naughty with our significant others by our friends, co-workers and family members. Don’t we wish they would stop acting so immature after every shoulder mount session? I gave it some thought on the comparisons between the two. I’m sure scaly, scarred, purple skin isn’t an indicator of a hickey. Gross.
And I guess if you want to hide your real one, you can always have you partner lovebite you in a “pole bruise” area. ;)
We’re seeing many pole dance studios go through the transitions of either carrying 50mm or 45mm poles… or even both! And from it, I hear my peers, as well as myself, comment on their their preferences. I own a 50 mm at home but the studios I practice at have either one or the other. I find that practicing on a 50 helps develop strength in your grip since the pole is wider making it easier to handle a 45 later on.
Besides size, I understand that a pole’s finish will affect your grip as well. So many things to consider! I know that X-Pole just released their 40 mm size, too! (WOAH! Smaller & smaller!) Anyway, which size do you prefer? Do you practice on both? Just one?
Buy this print! Or shop for other Limited Edition PDA prints in the shop!
I have an announcement that PDA comic strips are going to be sold as Limited Edition prints from here on out! Once it sells out, then it’s gone for good! I’ll be adding more prints to the page tonight. In the meantime, I’m drawing next Monday’s strip. ;)
Ah, the good old days! I remember trying to cover my first pole related skin-tears and burns with band-aids in hope of creating a cushion between my skin and the pole, Eventually, I just learned to just deal with them, find another way to climb until they scab over and continue on with practice. (And always making sure to constantly sanitize the poles thoroughly before and after practice with alcohol!)
Anyone have good tips on how to deal with burns and skin tears?
Going to San Diego Comic-Con International? I’ll be at the Girls Drawin’ Girls booth (#5628) on Thursday. Come visit us! :)
I’ll have some of my pole-pin ups, personal art and PDA pins available. Come buy some art! See you there!
A half flag is always a fun one to pull off when you’re just walking past your pole. Or maybe a spin or two. :) It’s also a good thing that the pole is between my office and the kitchen. lol
I love the Jade!! This is one of my favorite poses but it was an agonizing journey to get it FLAT!
SO! I took Felix Cane’s workshop today and she is SUCH a sweetheart (and hilarious, to boot)! She broke down the “Spatchcock” for us and voila! I did it!
The International Pole Convention was amazing! A HUGE thank you to United Pole Artists for hosting my artwork & products. I’m exhausted and I have no idea why I’m up doing this rather than sleeping. I’m still so excited! I also took Oona Kivela’s workshop today and man — what a warm up! :D So many good tips to practice.
I can’t wait to share the techniques with my pole friends.VISIT THE BLOG TO SEE PHOTOS FROM THE CONVENTION!
I’m holding a PDA Giveaway! This is the first contest I’ve ever done but I’m sure I’ll be doing more in the future. Because contests are fun!!!!
I have 3 PDA Prize Packs to give away! Three separate winners will get one of the Prize Packs below:
- one PDA Button Pack AND print of your choice!
- one PDA Button Pack!
- one PDA Print of your choice!
How To Enter:
- Leave a comment at the original blog post telling me why you enjoy reading Pole Dancing Adventures!
- Like PDA on Facebook at: Pole Dancing Adventures on Facebook
- Want extra entries? Just post about this giveaway on your facebook, twitter, blog, tumblr, pinterest, etc. Then leave a SEPARATE comment with a link to each place you mentioned it!
- This Giveaway is open to everyone everywhere!
- Contest closes on July 4th, 2012. Winners will be picked (using random number generator) and contacted via email.
- GOOD LUCK!!!
Yow! I’m prepping for the upcoming International Pole Convention this weekend (and San Diego Comic Con which is coming up next month), so I’m a little behind! Yuck!
So, as I take this little hiatus to catch up, I’m posting non-PDA related pole dance art. This is a portrait of Natasha Wang in her ever-so-inspiring Russian split. Since I can’t do this pose, I drew it. :D
Any readers out there got this pose?
IN OTHER NEWS!
I’ll have prints and buttons for sale at the United Pole Artists’ booth at the International Pole Convention. There is a limited supply. :) I’ll be running around popping into workshops and checking out vendors with the rest of you. (In real life, I’m a shy little ninja… so say “Hi!”)
Below is a preview of the button set. But if you’re not attending, you can buy a set right here the at the blog. :) See you there! I’m so excited and nervous!
I have a limited supply of Pole Dancing Adventure buttons for sale! Get yours soon! I will also have them at the International Pole Convention in Los Angeles and San Diego Comic Con.
Online orders won’t ship until July 1st. :)
I learned on a static pole and I’m stubborn to learn it on spin mode. Because of static pole training, I pride on the fact that I can handle “skin burns.” I love that momentum is not an aid so I build more muscle but in the end, spinning is soooo pretty. I just haven’t mastered how to control momentum and maintain pretty lines. I turn green before I can even hit a pose.
Maybe next time…
For the record, I have friends who are professional exotic dancers and I have no issues with that line of work. It’s just tiresome when the general population still assumes all of us who poledance work in this industry… and then look down upon us for it. C’mon! I’ve met mothers, teachers, lawyers, artists, dancers, gymnasts — you name it!
After the pole community works so hard to bring our dance sport into the competitive field, it still receives a bad rep. These girls are amazing & strong women. Whether they be exotic dancers or competition title holders. :)
Getting through a sprained tendon is pretty boring. I overworked my wrist from doing pole, drawing and work and now I have to keep off it. This really sucks.I’m two weeks into this and my wrist still can’t bear my weight. It’s better, but not perfect. :( To say the least, it’s discouraging but I’m finding ways to keep practicing with my good arm. (Which is my left — the weak side.)I’ll get back up there as soon as I can. Never give up!Note: I also made prints available for purchase. I received enough interest from my readers to put this together. So, thank you! Thank you for your support. :)